I was cleaning out my trashcan a bit before 9pm pst on a beautiful, clear night and noticed a wierd light flickering to the southwest over everett, wa perhaps, or over the Puget Sound. It hung out for about 45 minutes, slightly moving to the left then back to its previous location and then circling around very subtly. I thought it was my vision so I sat in an outdoor chair very still to see if it still moved around, which it did. It looked like a wand with three diamonds flickering in the night sky making beautiful colors of blue, green, and perhaps red erratically but mostly seemed to shimmer a brighter lumen than the brightest night stars. I got a pair of low power bird binoculars which showed it as a blue orb, but then concluded that it must be the lens of the binoculars that was making that shape as I could see one and then two starlight objects moving within the orb, as it looked different without the binoculars. I tried taking photos but all my videos and photos were black except one. Interestingly, everything in the photo is black except the one speck that appears to be the object at a particular point when it was glimmering. Not a great photo for an iphone5. I invited my wife outside to see it as well. She remarked on the colors it was emitting.
I went inside, then, after 20 minutes or so, checked the night sky from a skylight inside my home and saw that it had moved and was now an 75 degree level west-nw, much higher in the sky and I could only see the bottom of it - didn't appear cylindrical anymore and could see the sides, just the flicker at the bottom end. After a few minutes, I got bored and went to bed.